Clare is a researcher, specialising in ethnographic and participatory action research. She has also worked in strategy and policy, intervention design and evaluation, and communications. She uses this experience to make sure research is useful for action and makes a difference to people’s lives. For the past five years she has been working on gambling harm. Tackling Gambling Stigma is an initiative sharing lived experience to tackle the stigma and discrimination linked to gambling harm. https://tacklinggamblingstigma.com/
She has worked in the public and charity sector in South Africa and the UK. This includes Agenda for Gender Equality, Institute for Democracy in South Africa, the Commission on Gender Equality, Human Rights Commission and Government Communication and Information System, within the South African Presidency. In the UK she was Head of Policy and Research at Samaritans, before moving to strategy development for the Care Quality Commission, the regulator for health and social care. She has a BA in Psychology, Masters in Genders Studies, as well as a Masters in Research Methods, from the LSE.